POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.unix : Invalid display, MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 : Re: Invalid display, MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 Server Time
15 Jul 2024 20:00:06 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Invalid display, MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  
From: Cousin Ricky
Date: 22 Mar 2019 14:59:06
Message: <5c95307a$1@news.povray.org>
On 2019-03-22 2:43 PM (-4), Le_Forgeron wrote:
> Le 22/03/2019 à 18:09, Cousin Ricky a écrit :
>> On 2019-03-22 12:45 PM (-4), Le_Forgeron wrote:
>>
>>> As you upgraded, it is possible the old cookie remains and is no more
>>> valid for the new server (such cookie is in a file in your home, a
>>> hidden dot file, and is created by the logging process but ONLY if it
>>> does not exist). Basic test: find the cookie file, nuck the cookie file,
>>> disconnect, reconnect.
>>
>> What would be the name of this file?
> 
> Have a look there:
>
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/37157097/how-does-x11-authorization-works-mit-magic-cookie
> 
>>
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/37157097/how-does-x11-authorization-works-mit-magic-cookie

As it turns out, this is one of the pages I found during my searches. 
It is way over my head, and I don't know how I can use this info to fix 
the damn problem.

> For my system:
> - cookie file is ~/.Xauthority
> - it was created at the day and hour I logged in.
> - it contains a single entry for my display.
> 
> jerome@krynn:~$ xauth list
> krynn/unix:0  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  c81a816f0a1c24bcc3dce3aed7d8c746
> jerome@krynn:~$ ls -l .Xauthority
> -rw------- 1 jerome jerome 50 mars  22 17:16 .Xauthority
> jerome@krynn:~$

I get the same thing on my system.

> Notice the rights on the file: User only. As stated in first line of
> answer, mess with them and you are in for a party of problems.
> 
> you can use xauth as interactive command interpreter, as in the provided
> link, by calling it without parameter.
> 
> It will show the location, then wait for commands like:
> * list
> * info
> * quit
> 
> good luck.


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